Stephen Montague, a world-renowned composer and specialist in computer-generated music, and pianist Philip Mead will be artists in residence in the department of music at the University of Utah Feb. 1-15.
Montague will present lectures, workshops and master classes on electronic and electro-acoustic music, and live-performance sound processing. Mead will give classes in contemporary piano repertory and advanced playing techniques."We are in the age of electronic or computer-assisted art," said Henry Wolking, the professor who arranged the residency under a Thomas D. Dee grant. "Electronic music is of crucial importance, and the Montague/Mead visit will help our students learn current developments."
Montague and Mead will give a joint concert on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 8 p.m. in Gardner Hall. Tickets, at $4 ($2 students), may be purchased at the door.
Montague won the London Dance and Performance Award in 1988, given for outstanding creative achievement. His works have been widely performed, recorded and broadcast in Europe and North America. An accomplished pianist, he has also recorded for all the major European radio networks and concertized widely.
Mead is a leading figure in British contemporary music, with a repertoire that covers the full range of keyboard literature from the 18th century to the avant garde.